Hardback Arthur, High King of Britain / Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Bath : Palazzo,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781786750310 (hbk.) :
No one believed that he could make it there and back again alive, so when a boy sets out to hike across the sea bed at low tide to an island not too far offshore, he is determined to prove a point. A short doze in the sunshine on the island and a fast-moving fog, however, leaves him in dire straits. He fears for his life as the sea closes in all around him. He is a strong swimmer, but the sea current is certain to drag him down into its depths. Then he awakens in a bed covered with animal skins, a roaring fire burning in a grate that is framed by walls of stone. He is in a grand hall and sitting by the fire is an old man with his dog. The old man is the legendary warrior King Arthur, and as he recovers by the fire, the boy hears the most magnificent stories of heroic knights and deeds of great chivalry, but also bewitchment, evil and betrayal at the king's court in Camelot.
192 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm